Make the PCB
Find a supplier who produces the PCB from Gerber files. For example in Europe Multi Circuit Boards (MCB) is such a supplier.
Download the Gerber files from here and provide these to the supplier for production. The board size is approximately 55 x 51 mm.
Check the prices carefully because there might be good discounts for larger quantities. For example, at MCB 5 pieces cost exactly the same as one piece. So you might want to get a few more pieces and offer them on Ebay. Or you even check offers there before you place a production order. Producing 5 pieces at MCB costs about 50 € including tax and shipping costs (at time of writing).
There are 2 more files, you probalby don’t need them but I want to keep the package complete:
- The schema: https://static.advicio.com/estlcam-shield/Estlcam-Shield-v1.0-Schema.pdf
- The Kicad files: https://static.advicio.com/estlcam-shield/Estlcam-Shield-v1.0-Kicad.zip
Bill of Materials
Here are the parts you need:
|1||Header Pins 1×10||1||Arduino connection, higher digital I/O|
|2||Header Pins 1×8||2||Arduino connection: lower digital I/O and power|
|3||Header Pins 1×6||1||Arduino connection, analog pins|
|4||Header Pins 1×2||1||Jumper 3|
|5||Header Pins 2×3||2||A-axsis selector|
|6||Header Pins 2×4||1||Relay port|
|7||Jumper||3||A-axsis selector and jumper 3|
|8||Molex KK 254 RPC Vertical Header with Friction Lock, 4 pins||4||Connectors for stepper drivers|
|9||Molex KK 254 RPC Vertical Header with Friction Lock, 2 pins||10||Connectors for end switches, sensor and fault signal|
|10||Screw terminal, 2 pins||1||Power in, 15 – 36 V|
|11||Ceramic capacitor 100nF||10||Bebouncing and noise filtering of incoming signals (end switches, sensor, fault), 12V power regulator|
|12||Radial Electrolytic Capacitor, 100 µF, 63 V||1||12V power regulator|
|13||7812 Fixed Voltage Regulator, 1A Positive||1||12V power regulator|
|14||1N 4002 Diode||1||12V power regulator|
Total cost of the parts is 3 to 5 €.
German readers: For your convenience I have made a shopping list to order the parts from Reichelt. Just click here: https://www.reichelt.de/my/1314946
There are no SMD parts on this board so hand soldering works fine, but you need some experience with soldering of course. Just follow these pictures:
You have built your Estlcam Shield. Now let’s see how to use it.
Or go back to Estlcam Shield for Arduino Uno.